About Williamsburg Funeral HomeKingstree's funeral home for all funeral services
Williamsburg Funeral Home has been serving the families of Kingstree and the Williamsburg County area for more than 50 years. As caring funeral service professionals, Billy and “B” Horton, take pride in assisting the families they serve in arranging an individual service tailored to fit their wishes.
As a family operated funeral home, their commitment is to provide a lasting memorial to your loved one and to be a source of comfort and support at a most difficult time. They adhere to the highest ethical standards, and personal, compassionate attention to your needs.
Commitment, Compassion, Caring
“Our family helping your family”
Williamsburg Funeral Home, Inc. was founded in March of 1961 by a group of community-minded men and women. They saw a need for our community and invested their time, efforts and money to create a place where families can turn for comfort and support. They purchased the Koger house on Main Street and outfitted it to offer a complete funeral service. The caring funeral service professionals involved in the startup as management, staff and additional investors, were Robert P. Johnson, James L. Brown, Jr., and W.B. “Billy” McClary. Through the years these investors, who were also community leaders from Kingstree, Lane, Salters, Greeleyville, Trio, Cades, and other communities continued to guide the business as it grew and changed with the needs of the area.
Over the years Williamsburg Funeral Home has been the inspiration and foundation for many young people embarking upon a funeral service career. Once serving their apprenticeship here they travelled to other areas working at other funeral homes or establishing their own.
In 1972 an attractive traditional brick facility was built behind the existing funeral home. The Koger house was then sold and dismantled. Much of the material from this old home was recycled for use in elegant lake and beach homes of the Lowcountry.
In 2011 Williamsburg Funeral Home, Inc. reached an important milestone- 50 years of service to the families of Kingstree and the Williamsburg County area. This has been accomplished through the vision and hard work and the support of the community. The present officers and staff are committed to continue to be a source of comfort and support to our community.
Annual Memorial Services
Each year Williamsburg Funeral Home hosts a memorial service for the community. Usually held on the Sunday afternoon after Thanksgiving, this program serves as a memorial to loved ones lost during the past year but also supports family and friends with a message of hope and love to those of us facing the holiday season without someone we love.
The funeral home is decorated for the holidays with a large “Memory Tree” in the lobby. Ministers from the local community conduct the service and the message is one of hope with particular guidance on how to get through the holiday season after the loss of a loved one. Our talented local musicians offer several selections and sometimes a family member will share a poem.
Following the service the congregation will gather across the hall to enjoy light refreshments and greet one another. As each person leaves, he or she is given an ornament, usually an angel, to place on the tree in the lobby or to take home to place on their own tree.. Each ornament is placed as a memorial to a loved one lost in the past year or for some yearly attendees, a loved one still remembered.